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Louisiana: Sugarcane Harvest Doing Well at Halfway Point

Louisiana: Sugarcane Harvest Doing Well at Halfway Point

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Nov 14, 2017

The 2017 Louisiana sugarcane crop is meeting expectations as the harvest approaches the halfway point. “Tonnage is good, and sugar recovery is good,” said LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth Gravois. “For both of them to be good in the same

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Louisiana Sweet Potato Harvest Off to Late Start

Louisiana Sweet Potato Harvest Off to Late Start

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Oct 11, 2017

After a challenging growing season, Louisiana farmers are harvesting sweet potatoes, but the crop is somewhat delayed in areas. Development of this year’s crop has been slow for some growers, said Tara Smith, resident coordinator at the LSU AgCenter Sweet

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Louisiana Soybeans: Dry Weather Moving Harvest Along

Louisiana Soybeans: Dry Weather Moving Harvest Along

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Sep 15, 2017

Louisiana farmers are benefiting from long overdue dry weather that has allowed them to cut hay, harvest soybeans and plant sugarcane. “This spell of dry weather will let us get a lot done,” said Vince Deshotel, LSU AgCenter county agent

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Louisiana: Harvey Creates Problems for Farmers

Louisiana: Harvey Creates Problems for Farmers

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Sep 1, 2017

Farmers Adam Habetz and Josh Sikes were getting their first look at their crops on Aug. 30 just after Tropical Storm Harvey had passed over western Calcasieu Parish. “I was not expecting this,” Sikes said as he looked over about

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Louisiana Crawfish: Floodwaters Can Affect Water Quality in Ponds

Louisiana Crawfish: Floodwaters Can Affect Water Quality in Ponds

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Aug 30, 2017

Ray McClain, LSU AgCenter aquaculture specialist, said deep floods should not be allowed to remain on crawfish ponds because the water will be low in oxygen. “It’s not a bad idea to hold a real shallow flood,” McClain said. He

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Southwest Louisiana Farmers Scramble Ahead of Approaching Hurricane

Southwest Louisiana Farmers Scramble Ahead of Approaching Hurricane

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Aug 25, 2017

Agricultural producers are scrambling across southwest Louisiana to protect their livelihoods, making final preparations in case Hurricane Harvey hits Louisiana. Keith Savoie, LSU AgCenter extension agent in Cameron Parish, said commercial fishing boats are being moved north to inland waterways.

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Louisiana Rice: Hurricane Threatens Balance of State’s Harvest

Louisiana Rice: Hurricane Threatens Balance of State’s Harvest

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Aug 24, 2017

The 2017 rice harvest is wrapping up in south Louisiana with overall results considered fair because of unfavorable weather, but an approaching tropical storm could complicate getting the remaining crop out of the fields. Steve Linscombe, director of the LSU

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Louisiana Rice: Rains Slow Harvest; Yields Look Fair-to-Good

Louisiana Rice: Rains Slow Harvest; Yields Look Fair-to-Good

👤By Bruce Schultz, Louisiana State University AgCenter 🕔Jul 14, 2017

The rice harvest in south Louisiana has gotten off to a wet start that is preventing farmers from getting into their fields, LSU AgCenter rice extension specialist Dustin Harrell said on July 12 at a northeast Louisiana rice field day. Farmers who

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Louisiana: New Rice Lines Featured at AgCenter Field Day

Louisiana: New Rice Lines Featured at AgCenter Field Day

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jun 30, 2017

More than 400 people attended the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station field day on June 28 to hear about the latest work being done to help rice farmers. During the field tour, Steve Linscombe, LSU AgCenter rice

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